SsangYong Korando (2019 – 2024) Review

SsangYong Korando (2019 – 2024) At A Glance


+Genuinely 'all new', good looking SUV with high quality interior, 163HP 1.5 petrol engine, 136HP 1.6 diesel engine, 4WD or 2WD and manual or automatic transmissions.

-163HP petrol engine delayed to 'early 2020'

New prices start from £16,995
On average it achieves 83% of the official MPG figure

The genuinely 'all new' SsangYong Korando offers good looks, an impressively high quality interior, latest generation infotainmen, 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmissions and a choice of two wheel drive or four wheel drive.

It features a similar design to the smaller Tivoli and is available from launch with a 136PS/324Nm 1.6-litre diesel. A new 163PS/280Nm 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine arrives in 2020.

An electric version follows in 2020, previewed by the e-SIV concept which had a range of 280 miles. If the production Korando EV combines a useable electric range with an affordable price tag, it could be a huge deal for the brand, which currently remains quite a niche player in the UK.

The new Korando is longer, wider and lower than its predecessor. With the rear seats left up, it has a generous boot space of 551 litres - bigger than most its mainstream rivals. However, in 'Pioneer' models designed for towing caravans and with a spare wheel, this reduces to 408 litres.

There’s a good amount of head and legroom for front and rear passengers, while some of the technology on offer mimics that of much more expensive competitors. This includes a 10.25-inch digital display behind the steering wheel in place of conventional dials, along with a nine-inch infotainment screen with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Safety kit includes an advanced emergency braking system along with adaptive cruise control and high beam assistance.

The 1.5-litre GDI petrol engine produces 163PS and 280Nm of torque. Fuel consumption figures are yet to be confirmed, but SsangYong says it’s targeting a CO2 figure of 146g/km.

The diesel automatic has a power output of 136PS and 324Nm of torque, with a CO2 rating of 151g/km with 2WD or 171g/km with 4WD.

Looking for a second opinion? Read heycar's SsangYong Korando review

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Real MPG average for a SsangYong Korando (2019 – 2024)


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